Sponsored by Phillips Museum of Art
Wednesday, April 24, 2013-Saturday, May 11, 2013
Coins and Medals is a collaboratve work between Professor of Classics, Shawn O' Bryhim, and History Major, Marissa Sobel '13. The exhibition focuses on a variety of coins from the permanent collection encompassing four reflective themes: religion, symbols, identity, and "usurpers." In comparing the coins, viewers are led to understand that coin types carry significant messages, many of which have been present on coinage since antiquity. In addition, they will realize that some of their assumptions about coinage are based not on a historical fact, but on contemporary myth.
This event is open to the public.